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Drone Nation: Interesting Facts About Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

DRONE NATION Interesting Facts About Unmanned Aerial Vechicles A Drone's "Gorgon Stare" Can Scan the Area of a Small Town There Could Be 64 30,000 Drone Bases Drones Over the on U.S. Soil U.S. by 2020 MQ-1 PREDATOR FACTS Covert Drone Attacks: Top altitude: 25,000 feet Horsepower: 115 Wingspan: 55 feet Top speed: 135 mph Cost: $4.5 to $11 million Bush 44 Obama 230+ Deployed Predator and Reaper drones typically carry 100- pound laser-guided Hellfire missiles or U.S. Troops in Afganistan have been issued the "Switchblade", an armed drone that can fit in a backpack 500-pound GPS- guided smart bombs Drone Strike Approval Rate Around the Globe Pew 2012 Survey 44% 17% APPROVE APPROVE 62% 38%) 25% APPROVE APPROVE 21% APPROVE APPROVE 6% 32% APPROVE (24% 19% APPROVE, APPROVL APPROVE Only the United States has a higher approval than disapproval rate of drone attacks. Back in the United States... Airforce pilots near Las Vegas can fly drones 7,500 miles away in Afganistan. The Air Force has 65,000 - 70,000 people working to process all of the data collected from drones. Sources: unchecked-presidential-power/2012/06/11/9JQAHW05WV_story.html 168.html 20120613-20afb.html slips-international-policies-faulted/ Photo: created by JAS

Drone Nation: Interesting Facts About Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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This infographic provides facts you should know about the growing military use of unmanned aerial drones.


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